Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #538

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Kitty's pick for the next revisited sketch is posted on Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is so much fun.  I have to tell you a funny story, this sketch was originally posted on August 6th and I actually reached for the stamp set that I used to make this first time.  LOL - I didn't even realize it until I went looking back!

So this card features things I have a long time.  A mini envelope punch from McGill, butterfly punch from Martha Stewart, decorative paper from Pink and Main, dots embossing folder from Darice and floral embossing folder from Cricut and the card stock is Sweet Cheeks from Raisin Boat.

I love this card - it's happy!  I mean honestly, who could be down with all these polka dots!  I did put a little square of vellum inside the envelope to tone down the dots a little.  I love this card - I said that already, but now you know how happy this card made me.

I do hope you'll head on over to TMS blog to join us.  Please leave some love for the team, too.  They work so hard.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #537

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by!  The next re-visited sketch is up and this one is Debbie's favorite sketch.  I enjoyed playing with this one again - I hope you will join us and enjoy the sketch, too.

My card features stamps and dies from Concord and 9th.  I love this set!!  I think their turn about stamps are the coolest - this one came in their first kit.  Bloom something.

I used ink colors by Kelly Purkey - the sad part is, they don't have names, but it is a lovely color palette.  I also used a few pieces from the December Glimmer kit by Spellbinders and some gold foil, I also used a gold gel pen, too, for some added interest and shine.

Thank you for stopping by and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.  Be sure to leave the team some love!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #536

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy New Year to you, I hope that 2020 is filled with blessing, happy experiences and lots of crafty goodness.

The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's the first of our re-visited sketches.  Andrea picked one of Debbie's sketches and her favorite and I couldn't agree more.  This one is a good one.  I love it's openness - there is so much possibility.

My card features Glimmer Hot Foil plates and foil by Spellbinders.  Debbie gifted me the sentiment plate that she picked up at her local Hobby Lobby on clearance for $0.79!  I never get that lucky at my Hobby Lobby.  The border is from the December Glimmer of the month from Spellbinders.

It's really hard to photograph foil but I think this picture is cool!  The foil is holographic so in the right light, it brings out a rainbow of color!  The little circle element and butterflies are from the different Small Dies of the Month kits from Spellbinders.

If you look at the border, this is what the foil looks like on the roll.

I just love all that shimmer and color!  It's so beautiful.  And the sentiment is fantastic.  I mean how much more encouraging could you be.  Thank you Debbie for the wonderful gift.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join us.  The sketch was first featured back in June and we had 21 players - please help us beat that number.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #535

Happy Christmas Eve!  Thank you for stopping by!  It's time for our Annual Anything Goes challenge.  This is the time of year where we can share whatever we'd like to share - cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media or whatever craft project you want to share.

My share is 3 projects.  My sister got on a kick of making sock gnomes, but she took it up a notch!  She hand knitted the body and hat and then sent me a whole kit to make a gnome.

My sister also showed me a picture of a pom pom Christmas tree that she found at a specialty store for $25 - I looked at it and said I could make that!  So I made a bunch of pom poms and glued them to a styrofoam cone and made my tree.  I then set it on top of one my Longaberger baskets.

I have always wanted to make a snowman, so here's my version.  I filled it with eucalyptus and spearmint scented epsom salt instead of rice.  The socks are from Dollar Tree.  The eyes are little black pom poms, his nose is felt and the made the smile from black Nuvo Drops.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - please join us!  Also let me wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I'm so excited, my son will be here in a few days.  That's how I'll be spending by holiday.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #534

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It's lovely!

My card features dies from Kat Scrappiness and Spellbinders.  I cut the trees using my Silhouette Portrait.  The embossing is Pretty Plaid by FSJ.

I think shaker cards are so pretty but I'm not super fond of the dimension they add.  If you know me, then you now I appreciate cards that will mail with only 1 stamp.  This one is nearly that, but not quite.  I admit it was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest and I adapted it to the sketch.

I cut a panel and blended on Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink and using a stamp from a Christmas stamp set from Simon Says stamp I stamped the dots with Unicorn White ink by Hero Arts.  The shaker element is only about 3 card stock depths glued together, if that makes sense.

Please join us at TMS for this week's challenge.  I'm sure you'll love working with this sketch.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #533

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's so super fun.  I had a lot of fun with it and I know you will, too.

My features - well, me.  So I actually got up so super early on Sunday morning because I woke up with this idea.  That was one productive morning - I made a card, took a walk and made coffee all before my 9am call with my sister!

The embossing is Pretty Plaid folder from FSJ, the J and the Y are from the Joy die set from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from W Plus 9.  So why do I say it features me - well because I pulled out dies and punches to make the snowman.  I put all the strips on one side, it was the only way to get them into my idea for the card.  I love that the snowman head is the O in JOY and I love the sparkle of the foil and glitter card stock.  I hope this card helps you to look at your supplies to create something that isn't face value.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - c'mon and join us!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #532

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  Our latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun sketch.  I had a lot of fun playing with it and I'm hoping you will, too.

I loved it so much, I made two cards.  The 2nd one I made first and then realized it wasn't quite the sketch (a very loose interpretation) so I made another one.  And I lovey this one sooo much.  My sister has gotten on a kick lately making sock gnomes.  But she didn't do DIY Dollar Tree, nope, not Karin.  She knitted the hats and sweaters.  One is adorned with the most beautiful, rhinestone snowflake button that was $9!  I wanted to play with gnomes, too, particularly since I passed on the Simon Says Stamp December kit.

The gnome is from a cut file I purchased on the Silhouette design store.  It was actually 3 gnomes and I didn't make it quite like the cut file.  Is he not adorable!?  The hat is silver and white foiled paper from a Christmas stack I've had for a few years.  I've featured it before.  Anyway, it's super hard to photograph foil but hopefully you can see the shine.  His snowflake shirt, I had to laugh because once I got him put together, it looked more like a Hawaiian shirt than a snowflake sweater.  The sentiment is from the November Glimmer Club kit from Spellbinders. I used the red foil from the Glimmer Holiday foil variety pack.

This next card is the one I made first.  It features Plum card stock from Hero Arts, the flurry background die cut plate from Kat Scrappiness and the Small Die Club November kit from Spellbinders.  It's Kaleidoscope Snowflake.  I cut the 3 different size snowflakes from silver glitter paper, silver glimmer paper and silver foil paper.  Then adhered together.  The sentiment is also from the November Glimmer Club kit and I used holographic Silver foil from the same variety pack.  I love this card!  This one I will probably be mass producing.

Again, super hard to photograph the shiny foil paper, but in real life, this is gorgeous!

I hope you will join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches and be sure to stop by to leave the team some love.